(Originally published on ashtreeharmony.com.) A few weeks ago I said goodbye to my thirteen-year-old greyhound Page, my familiar. I knew he was my familiar—I could feel it under my skin—but if you asked me what a familiar was I’m not sure I could have given you a definition. After he passed I thought that I … Continue reading Grieving My Familiar
The new movie I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer is about a woman who, after a head injury, wakes up the next morning with arguably, a major personality change. As someone who lives with a traumatic brain injury I find this a comical and somewhat accurate premise for a movie, based on my own experience. I could say that I … Continue reading Out of the Broom Closet
Flipping Off Fish: My new favorite juvenile, guilty pleasure–this is an Instagram account. And the username pretty much says it all. Reading rut: My habit of reading too many things at once has gotten so bad I’m barely reading anything at all. Goodreads has even started sending me passive aggressive messages, “We noticed you’ve only read one … Continue reading Things of the Week 4/24/17
I’m giving several readings and talks this month–details below. If you’re local I’d love to see you! April 8th 6:00 – 8:00pm – URBAN ARTS PLATFORM, Parking Garage Roof at The Northern Join us on Saturday, April 8th for a night of international and local talent featuring a stunning view of downtown billings atop the Northern … Continue reading April Events with me!
#Trypod: Tell a friend about your favorite podcast. Show them how to listen. Watch them to ensure they listen. Watch for as long as it takes. #trypod — Night Vale podcast (@NightValeRadio) March 1, 2017 I love podcasts. Every time I reconnect with friends I haven’t seen in a long time we always end up … Continue reading Things of the Week 3/8/17
Question of the week: After a minor kitchen incident, how does one successfully cut a mango? Answer: Get your husband to do it for you while you grab the band-aids. READING “The Rise of Roxane Gay” by Molly McArdle, February 22, 2017 on Brooklyn “Against Readability” by Ben Roth, February 21, 2017 on The Millions Goddesses in Everywoman by … Continue reading (Mini) Things of the Week 3/1/17